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NDC Consulting Expert 'TravelCAST' Signs Engagement Partnership With Hickory Global Partners

Delray Beach - June 18, 2018 Hickory Global Partners, a leading travel management services company, providing innovative service, distribution and technologies to its network of travel agency and supplier partners and TravelCAST, a consultancy focused on supply chain strategy, execution and operations in managed travel, announced a strategic partnership. Under the agreement, Hickory Global Partners will recommend TravelCAST's consulting services to their travel management company members. This is now the 11th supplier that has chosen HICKORY as their first membership organization to partner within the travel industry.

"We are very pleased to work together with TravelCAST to provide our members with the newest and most cutting-edge information in our industry," said Chris Dane, President of Hickory Global Partners. "To be at the forefront of NDC which will be the most profound change to our business since the GDSs were introduced in the 1970's is critical," continued Dane.

"TravelCAST is pleased to work with Hickory Global Partners on assuring their members are up-to-date with the latest and most impactful developments in travel technology and distribution. As a highly regarded travel industry innovator that reinvented the consortia model, we are flattered to have been selected by Hickory Global Partners to guide their membership through marketplace disruptions while facilitating innovation that secures their continued growth and relevance," says Kim Castro, Principal, TravelCAST Consulting.

By engaging with TravelCAST to deliver targeted, information sessions customized to bring clarity to new distribution options including "NDC", Hickory Global Partners continues to demonstrate its commitment to invest in success by remaining open to change and leading industry transformations. TravelCAST provides advisory and "hands-on" services to multiple stakeholders in the managed travel supply chain from suppliers to third party technologies, TMCs and buyers.

About HICKORY - Hickory Global Partners, an INTRAVEL Company 

HICKORY's unique approach focuses on return on investment for agency and supplier partners alike, guaranteeing them a positive ROI.  Its visionary hotel incentive program, a robust and one-of-a-kind air program, a car rental program, and 24/7 support products make HICKORY an important strategic partner to travel agencies.  Proprietary, innovative tools designed to share data with agency partners enable agencies to make better, faster decisions - thus driving more revenue.  Supplier partners benefit from measurable results and extensive distribution and marketing opportunities across the HICKORY global network, while Hotel partners gain access to a reporting platform that illustrates booking trends across the HICKORY agency network.  For more information, please visit www.HickoryTravel.com.  

About TravelCAST www.travel-cast.com

TravelCAST is a consultancy providing services uniquely focused on technologies behind supply chains that drive product and service delivery in the travel ecosystem With operations expertise ranging from technology providers, to TMCs and supplier content distribution, TravelCAST supports clients throughout execution by offering "experience on-demand".